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SBA Proposed Rule Revised Timeframe For Receipt Calculation In Size Determinations
Responding to statutory requirements in the 2018 Small Business Runway Extension Act, the Small Business Administration (SBA)
United States
9 Jul 2019
Supreme Court Removes "Substantial Competitive Harm" Requirement For Contractors Seeking To Protect Confidential Information From Release Under FOIA
You can rejoice in a recent Supreme Court decision if you have ever spent hours trying to convince a government agency not to release your company's confidential information to the public.
United States
8 Jul 2019
GAO Continues To Expand The Scope Of "Prototypes" DoD May Buy Through OTs
The most common question we hear from clients about the recent boom in the Department of Defense's spending on other transactions, or OTs, is a simple one:
United States
13 Mar 2019
Senate Bill Demonstrates Continued Interest In The Federal Acquisition Supply Chain
For years, United States security agencies have recognized a threat to government information technology systems posed by contractor supply chains.
United States
11 Jan 2019
November 2018 Bid Protest Roundup
For this month's bid protest roundup, we have identified four diverse bid protest decisions coming out of the Government Accountability Office ("GAO") and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims
United States
10 Dec 2018
GAO Sharpening Its Blade [Strategies] On OTA Review
The Government Accountability Office's (GAO) recent decision in Blade Strategies, LLC, B-416752, 2018 WL 4584111 (Comp. Gen. Sept. 24, 2018), clarifies the GAO's jurisdiction...
United States
5 Oct 2018
ASBCA's Landmark Holdings In Ciyasoft: Government Bound By Commercial Computer Software License It Never Saw And Has An Implied Obligation To Protect Licensed Software
In a decision published last week, Appeals of CiyaSoft Corp., ASBCA Nos. 59519, 59913, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) ...
United States
25 Jul 2018
Soothsaying Oracle: What GAO's Decision Concerning DoD Prototype OTAs Means For DoD And Beyond
Other Transaction Agreements (OTAs): The term is familiar among government contractors, yet commonly misunderstood.
United States
29 Jun 2018
May 2018 Bid Protest Roundup
This month's roundup features three noteworthy decisions from the Government Accountability Office ("GAO") concerning timeliness, sole source awards, and organizational conflicts of interest ("OCIs").
United States
8 Jun 2018
GAO To Implement Bid Protest E-Filing On May 1, 2018 (Along With Some Other Changes)
Beginning on May 1, 2018, all protests (except those containing classified information) must be filed through EPDS.
United States
10 Apr 2018
Final GSA Rule On Commercial License Terms That Conflict With Federal Law
Anyone who has endeavored to sell commercial software to the Federal government well knows there are devils hiding in the details of most commercial license agreements.
United States
14 Mar 2018
January 2017 Bid Protest Roundup
GAO issued three decisions in January 2018 addressing OCI evaluations.
United States
9 Feb 2018
Court Of Federal Claims Rejects SBA Decision That Future Conditional Restriction On Stock Ownership Destroys "Unconditional Ownership"
Veteran-owned small businesses have long grappled with seemingly benign drafting inconsistencies between Small Business Administration (SBA) and Department of Veterans Affairs...
United States
13 Dec 2017
What Contractors Need To Know About The Proposed FY 2018 NDAA
On November 9, 2017, Congress released its conference report on the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act.
United States
22 Nov 2017
September 2017 Bid Protest Roundup
This roundup of notable bid protest decisions issued in September 2017 highlights three decisions, two at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and one at the Court of Federal Claims (COFC).
United States
12 Oct 2017
Court Of Federal Claims Asserts Jurisdiction Over OTA Claim
The Court of Federal Claims held for the first time last Friday that damages were available for the Government's alleged breach of an other transaction agreement ("OTA")
United States
17 Jul 2017
2016 Protest Roundup
In addition to our regular recap of key protest decisions by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and Court of Federal Claims this month, we have compiled a year-end recap of key bid protest...
United States
17 Jan 2017
Congress Revisits The Data Rights Statutes And Advances Modular Open Systems Architecture In The FY 2017 NDAA
Although there usually is great validity in the aphorism that "no man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the Legislature is in session," we might have to rethink that notion when it comes to data rights.
United States
11 Jan 2017
Conference Committee Drops Controversial Bid Protest Reforms From NDAA FY 17, Opting Instead For More Study And A Higher Threshold For DoD Task Order Protests
Earlier this year, Congress toyed with the idea of significant reform to federal "GAO" bid protest procedures but in the end appears to have opted only to tinker with them...
United States
6 Dec 2016
COFC Splits With GAO On IDIQ Awardee's Standing To Protest Additional Awards
The Court of Federal Claims signaled recently, in a split with Government Accountability Office (GAO) case law, that the court would entertain a bid protest brought by an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity...
United States
11 May 2016
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